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Alcorn, Central Michigan talking

LORMAN — Officials from Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan recently met with faculty members and administrators of Alcorn State University to discuss establishing a partnership agreement between the two schools. “This meeting was the beginning of what we hope will be a long and beneficial relationship for both institutions,” said Thomas Sturgis, director of the office of pre-professional ...

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MSU raises another $60M-plus

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University (MSU) is marking the third-highest giving year in its 131-year history. The MSU Foundation reported July 14 that a total of nearly $61.5 million was raised during the just-ended fiscal year. The amount represents immediate and deferred financial gifts, as well as pledges payable over five years, received from thousands of individuals, corporations, foundations, trusts ...

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UM makes Chronicle ranking

OXFORD — The Chronicle of Higher Education has named the University of Mississippi (UM) to its Honor Roll of Great Colleges to Work For. In making the Honor Roll, Ole Miss joined nine other four-year institutions: Cornell, Duke, Emory, George Mason, Lamar, Hardin-Simmons and Webster universities, as well as Georgia Tech and Notre Dame. “We’re certainly proud of this achievement,” ...

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Schoolchildren required more shots

JACKSON — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) announces a new immunization requirement for children entering Mississippi schools in the upcoming school year for the first time. Two doses of the varicella vaccine (chickenpox vaccine) will now be required for all children entering pre-kindergarten through 12th grade in the state. Exceptions will be allowed for a history of chickenpox ...

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Publication: Confidence rising

STARKVILLE — Second-quarter results from the Mississippi Index of Consumer Sentiment show an overall 5.47 percent increase, according to a new online business forecasting report. “Economy Watch,” produced quarterly by Mississippi State University’s College of Business, is reporting that overall confidence rose to 76.42 percent for April-June, compared to 72.46 percent for the first quarter. Based on data collected by ...

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IHL distributes funding

JACKSON — During a teleconference, the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning voted and approved the allocation of state appropriated funds within the system. State appropriated funds for FY 2010, which include FY 2009 and FY 2010 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dollars, total nearly $799.2 million. This represents a 1.3 percent increase over the original FY ...

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Roy Anderson to host construction program

GULFPORT — Beginning in September, Roy Anderson Corp, the Mississippi Development Authority, the Surety & Fidelity Association of America and the South Mississippi Contract Procurement Center will present the Model Contractor Development Program in Gulfport. The Model Contractor Development Program is designed to teach small construction contractors the good business practices they need to improve their company’s operations, increase their ...

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UM to be featured on 'Gridiron U'

OXFORD — Union Square Sports and Entertainment (USSE) announced it has reached an agreement with TruTV, Granada Productions and University of Mississippi to co-produce a made for television authentic show titled “Gridiron U.” USSE has been contracted by TruTV to develop this show about the personalities and daily occurrences of the Ole Miss football team. Focus will be on the ...

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IHL report not rosy

JACKSON — The June issue of the “Mississippi Economic Review and Outlook,” published by the Center for Policy Research and Planning of the Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL), is now available online at www.mississippi.edu/URC. This issue focuses on the rising unemployment in the state and the projected course of the recession.  In addition to articles on the economic outlook, the ...

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Millsaps bringing back AP Institute

JACKSON — More than 200 teachers from Mississippi and surrounding states are expected to participate in the 26th-annual Advanced Placement Summer Institute July 12-17 at Millsaps College. Richard Smith, senior vice president and dean of the college, said the Millsaps AP Institute trains not only teachers but boosts the state’s educational system.

 The AP Institute at Millsaps is the largest ...

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